Our Top 4 Affordable Places To Rent In East London.

It is no secret that living in London is costly. When you need to find a more affordable place to live, it can be hard to determine which areas are the most affordable. Being an East London agent, we thought it would be helpful to write a brief guide on the best affordable places you can rent. The great thing about East London is that it is so well connected transport wise. You have underground links, bus links, DLR links, overground links and cycle lanes. These links will take you directly west, central, north, south, or even further east. So, let’s take a look at our top 4 picks! 


Mile End, E3


As we previously mentioned in our Mile End blog, we absolutely love this location. Mile End is the perfect location for those who need to commute into The City (with the central line at your disposal) without paying through the nose for rent. If you don’t want to get on the central line, you can catch two buses- one is the 205 to Paddington and the other is the 25 bus to City Thameslink. You have two parks within 15 minutes walk- Mile End Park (brilliant for those who like to run) and the infamous Victoria Park. Be sure to take a stroll down to Victoria Park on a Sunday between 10am-4pm, they host an amazing food & goods market! For a decent one bedroom apartment in Mile End you can expect to pay anything from £1,300-£1,500pcm. 


Bow, E3


Situated just down the road from Mile End and further east, you’ll find Bow Road. Another location perfect for those who are needing to commute to work with DLR links direct to Stratford and Canary Wharf. Alternatively, you can hop on the underground at Bow Road where you can make use of the District or Hammersmith & City Lines (direct trains to South Kensington, Wimbledon, Hammersmith, KIngs Cross St Pancras & Blackfriars!). Whilst living in Bow you can also make use of both Mile End Park & Victoria Park. You also have a short walk to Hackney Wick & Hackney Marshes- this is an ideal day out during the summer time, where you can find hidden gems such as Crate Brewery! Bow pricing is very similar to Mile End where you can expect to pay anything from £1,300-£1,450pcm for a one bedroom apartment. 


Isle of Dogs, E14


The Isle of Dogs is a quiet location served by DLR & bus links. However, the links from the Isle of Dogs go directly into locations such as Bank, Canary Wharf & Tower Gateway. This is going to be an ideal area for those who are happy to live in a quiet location of London with much cheaper rents. Here, you have much larger supermarkets than further into the city, such as Crossharbour ASDA. You are also able to make use of the Greenwich Footpath which is a real treat during the summer time- you can walk directly under the river and right into Greenwich! Here you can expect to pay a humble £1,150-£1,300pcm for a one bedroom apartment. 


Clapton, E5


A nice location if you were dreaming of living in its much more expensive cousin, Hackney. Clapton is home to a lot of period conversions which are very reasonably priced considering the almost eye watering prices you’d pay in Hackney. In Clapton you have all of the benefits of Hackney as it is situated just next door. However, you can expect to pay between £1,500-£1,550pcm for a one bedroom property here. You’ll find amenities such as Hackney Downs, Hackney Marshes & London Fields Lido within 20 minutes walk respectively. Clapton is served by overground links direct into Liverpool Street & Chingford. Bus links are aplenty and will take you directly into Euston, Finsbury Park & Camden. 


These are just 4 great locations to consider in East London, there are so many more to consider. If you are searching for a property to rent in east London and need some help, feel free to email us at info@baseps.co.uk.